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Billy Tea Safaris - Chillagoe Caves and Outback 4WD Tour

Rate Option Adults Children Infants Families Extras
Chillagoe Caves and Outback Tour $240.00 $185.00 $185.00 $705.00 N/A
Chillagoe Caves and Outback Tour - AUSTRALIAN PENSIONER $230.00 N/A N/A N/A N/A

Includes: Naturalist guide, Courtesy pick-up and return bus transfers, Air-conditioned 4wd vehicles,Mareeba Wetlands and 20 minute cruise, Morning Tea, Delicious Aussie lunch, Guided tour of Chillagoe caves, Chillagoe Smelters, The ultimate day in the outback

Australian Pensioners: Can receive a reduced rate of $230 pp - MUST HOLD A PENSIONER CARD.

Children: Aged 0-14 years.

Family Rate: 2 adults and 2 children.  Additional children can receive a reduced rate of $140pp.

Rates valid until 31st March 2018.

Prices are shown in Australian dollars and include GST. Prices subject to change without notice.


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This lovely locally run family owned company own three (3) 4 wheel drive vehicles which seat 11, 12 or 16 people. They employ only Eco Certified tour guides which means you receive a lot more knowledge on the plants and animals in the region you are visiting.

Be ready for an early morning pick up from your hotel ranging from 0650 up to 0800, heading Westerly up the Kuranda Range you enjoy the breathtaking beauty of driving through a rainforest national park, then on through dry areas to see amazing termite mounds, your first stop is the Mareeba Wetlands. It is here you do a short cruise to see unique water Lilly's and water birds. You will learn about the fragile Eco Stystem of this wonderful reserve, and see the Rare Gouldian Finch Breeding Program.

Then on through the dryer outback to the town of Chillagoe made famous for its copper/tin mining in its ‘heyday'. You have lunch in a genuine ‘outback' pub then on to the caves which is the reason why people now visit. This town has the most amazing cave formations, on the hottest outback day you will be amazed at natures air conditioning below ground level. You will awed by the beauty and the history. This is not a quick in and out tour you are walking through this labyrinth for at least 45 minutes to really take in this natural wonder.  

You guide will explain about the fossilized remains of the ancient coral reefs some 400 - 420 million years old, with hidden limestone labyrinths give a portal to a lost world just like our own Great Barrier Reef. This was once the inland sea.  Millions of years in the making, the limestone formations and caves are nothing short of spectacular.

Once you alight from the caverns of the earth your group moves on to visit Mount Uncle Distillery. The only one for thousands of kilometres its scenic garden home of beautiful and relaxed peacocks displaying their glorious plumes. At this wonderful historically constructed building you can enjoy an alcoholic beverage or true Devonshire tea.


Departure Days: Monday, Wednesday and Friday

Departs Cairns: Approx 6.45am

Returns Cairns: Approx 6.30pm



  • Naturalist guide 
  • Courtesy pick-up and return bus transfers 
  • Air-conditioned 4wd vehicles, 
  • Mareeba Wetlands and 20 minute cruise 
  • Morning Tea
  • Delicious Aussie lunch 
  • Guided tour of Chillagoe caves 
  • Chillagoe Smelters 
  • The ultimate day in the outback

Please ensure that you wear closed in footwear for the cave tour please. No Thongs or High Heels on this tour.


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